Astor Wines & Spirits
> Location: New York City, New York
This renowned NoHo purveyor has been in business since 1946 and recently became an employee-owned company. One of Manhattan’s premiere destinations for rare world spirits and wines, Astor offers detailed flavor profiles and rotating staff picks that make browsing the expansive shop an exciting and educational experience.
> Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Fostered by a passion for interesting wines, Bin105 carries a unique and hand-picked selection of global wines as well as an assemblage from independent wineries in California, Oregon, and Washington. The owner and staff love turning customers on to new finds, as well as recommending a bottle that fits the occasion. The in-shop wine bar and tastings are welcome additions.
Square Wine Company
> Location: Madison, Wisconsin
A welcoming space for those who want to learn, Square Wine Company is more than just a wine shop. They offer weekly tastings that help customers and staff alike keep abreast of what’s in stock. They also have a small bar for guests to enjoy a glass or bottle, and focus primarily on artisan wines by small family vineyards.
Boulder Wine Merchant
> Location: Boulder, Colorado
Co-owned and run by master sommelier Brett Zimmerman, Boulder offers an expertly chosen assortment of wines at a range of prices, as well as craft beers, spirits, and artisanal foods. Every wine is hand-picked and each month brings a new selection of featured wines on sale.
Anfora Wine Merchants
> Location: Oak Park, Illinois
This boutique wine shop, bar, and education center features the best of small Italian wine producers and also offers classes, curated private tasting sessions, a monthly wine club, and a store membership that comes with loads of perks including 10% off all wine purchases and a free members-only monthly tasting.
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